In Defence of Naval Supremacy: Finance, Technology, and British Naval Policy 1889-1914

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Sumida presents a provocative and authoritative revisionist history of the origins, nature, and consequences of the "Dreadnought Revolution" of 1906. Based on intensive and extensive archival research, the book strives to explain vital financial and technical matters that enable readers to observe the complex interplay of fiscal, technical, strategic, and personal factors that shaped the course of British naval decision making during the critical quarter-century that preceded ...
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Sumida presents a provocative and authoritative revisionist history of the origins, nature, and consequences of the "Dreadnought Revolution" of 1906. Based on intensive and extensive archival research, the book strives to explain vital financial and technical matters that enable readers to observe the complex interplay of fiscal, technical, strategic, and personal factors that shaped the course of British naval decision making during the critical quarter-century that preceded the outbreak of the First World War.
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"In the 1990s, Jon Sumida and Nicholas Lambert reexamined the British naval building program of 1905 to 1914. . . . Between them, Sumida and Lambert completely overturned the Marder interpretation of British naval policy."

--The Journal of Modern History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591148036
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2014
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 535,797
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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